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Belmont Home Price Increases Slow to a Crawl

By |August 5th, 2017|

In each of our Newsletters we bring you the recent Belmont home sales for the previous month. This time we thought we’d stack up the months of August to the same time last year, so the variance from the previous year is obvious.

The first thing that jumps out at us is that there were 33% […]

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Bay Area Home Values Eclipse Historical Records

By |July 1st, 2017|

Case Shiller Report for June 2017

The Case-Shiller Report was released June 27th, the last Tuesday of the month, which tracks home sales in 20 metropolitan cities around the country, called MSA’s, of Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

Our MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in the Bay Area consist of five counties—Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costsa. […]

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Five Mistakes Buyers Often Make When Shopping for a Home

By |May 13th, 2017|

You’ve seen every house on the market and you’ve finally found the spot you can’t wait to call home. In fact, you’ve mentally decorated it and planned your new life, down […]

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How Much Should I Bid to Win the Home?

By |May 11th, 2017|

How Much Should I Bid to Win the Home? You’ve found the ideal home, and now it’s time to make that offer. The offer to beat the other five offers you hear the sellers may be receiving.

When trying to determine an offer price, where do you start, or stop? Of course, your agent should be armed […]

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Will There Be an End to Home Bidding Wars?

By |May 6th, 2017|

With unusually low home inventory levels, many buyers are feeling frustrated and overwhelmed at the prospect of ever getting their ideal home, or have first-hand experience at losing the home of their dreams in a bidding frenzy.

Yet not all homes sell for over their asking price. In fact many sell below. Granted, they may seem far […]

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What a Buyer Broker-Agreement Could Help You

By |April 13th, 2017|

How to decide if committing to one real estate agent is important, or should you “play the field”. We wanted to take a moment to explain a bit more about the Buyer-Broker agreement, why we use one, and why it is important to you as well.

Most agents will attempt to work with 20-30 prospective buyers […]

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Belmont’s Housing Market Woes

By |April 11th, 2017|

Is the local Belmont housing market slowing?

We’re hearing a few rumblings from sellers thinking it might be a good time to cash out before there’s a full market correction. We’ve also heard from buyers that they might try and wait out the market, and see if there’s a decrease in home values anytime soon. And […]

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Don’t Get Blindsided by a Solar Easement

By |March 4th, 2017|

We are seeing a flare-up of photovoltaics (AKA solar systems) to capture “free energy” being installed in our Hallmark neighborhood. That’s led us to look into any potential pitfalls that might not be so blindingly obvious . We did an earlier article on how solar leases, often offered by solar companies, which showed. that while appearing to be a cheap alternative […]

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New Listings in Pricey Bay Area Counties Rose Significantly

By |February 22nd, 2017|

The California Association of REALTORS™  has released a recent report on the state of the California’s housing, naming San Mateo County as having the highest median price in the state. They went one to mention the rising number of new listings. Could this mean that sellers are finally thinking the market is near its top? Will housing […]

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Cell Phone Photos Should Be Banned

By |January 28th, 2017|

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what does an awful picture say?

Putting your home’s best foot forward is of paramount importance to get the positive attention you want when selling your home.

If you stop and think about the role that advertising plays in our culture, one can easily see why it’s important […]

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